SUN SCREEN: My favorite sun screen is KINeSYS. Oil free. Alcohol free. Doesn't hold heat in (like a large brand sunscreen) AND (wait for it...) WORKS! KINeSYS is such a great product that it literally does it all - green product, blocks the damaging sun rays, family owned company, American company.
I've used KINeSYS since it was first available commercially. I HIGHLY recommend you use it. Protect your skin and your health. You don't want to look like an elephant when you are 50.
|Use KINeSYS sun screen and DON'T look like this when you are 50.|
USAT allows marshals to DQ any athlete BEFORE OR AFTER the competition for riding without a helmet. It is basic risk management at the simplest level.
Risk reduction or "optimization" involves reducing the severity of the loss or the likelihood of the loss from occurring.
Always wear a helmet. You have one brain. Protect it.
|As cute as this looks... what would happen if they fell?|
Assume all drivers are drunk, high, texting (distracted), angry, in a rush, have a loaded weapon in the car and HATE cyclists.
They are not LOOKING for you.
They do not EXPECT you.
They DON'T CARE about you.
They don't SEE you.
Assume you are "invisible" to drivers.
They don't KNOW WHICH WAY YOU ARE GOING.
They don't KNOW HOW FAST YOU ARE GOING.
They don't KNOW HOW TIRED YOU ARE.
|This is a very real possibility every time you go for a ride.|
|Nothing is worth your death.|
Watch out for YOU.